Hart alum Trevor Bauer collects first career postseason win

Hart alum Trevor Bauer collects first career postseason win

Cleveland holds a 2-0 series advantage over the Yankees with Game 3 scheduled for Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

"He helps us win, " Francona said. "Whichever way that happens, and if it happens and we advance, it doesn't matter who pitches when, in my mind". I think he was at 80, and it was set up for our bullpen.

"They gave their ideas for it and why they had their ideas for it, and I didn't have a problem with it", Kluber said.

Gary Sanchez got things started with a 406-foot, two-run home run to center off Kluber in the first.

Trevor Bauer struck out eight and walked just one over six and two-thirds innings, not allowing a hit until Aaron Hicks doubled with one out in the sixth. "So I'm not really too concerned about it". Ellsbury has batted.263 (5-19) in his career against Kluber, who went 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA in two starts against NY this season. Roberto Perez started behind the plate in Game 1. They make you throw a lot of pitches.

The Yankees built an 8-3 lead after 4½ innings on Friday, only to see the Indians tie the score on Francisco Lindor's grand slam off Chad Green (and the rightfield foul pole) in the sixth and Jay Bruce's solo shot off David Robertson in the eighth.

In two starts against the Yankees this year, Kluber was 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA. The Yankees closer has been critical of his handling before-specifically after signing with New York, Chapman criticized Joe Maddon's usage of him in last year's World Series-but Chapman's endorsement of Girardi not returning while still playing in the postseason will raise eyebrows.


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